im·​pact·​ful | \ im-ˈpakt-fəl How to pronounce impactful (audio) , ˈim-ˌpakt-fəl \

Definition of impactful

: having a forceful impact : producing a marked impression impactful song lyrics impactful humanitarian efforts Fashion loves a big expansive gesture, but a small one can be pretty impactful, too.— Mark Holgate

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Recent Examples on the Web Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to recognize the impactful contributions and influence Hispanics have had on the United States. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Hispanic Heritage Month?," 17 Sep. 2020 His time with the former, though, while clearly impactful, was briefer and ultimately less intimate than his years with the latter. Leah Greenblatt,, "White House photographer Pete Souza explores a POTUS pair in The Way I See It documentary: Review," 17 Sep. 2020 Healthcare is an obvious, but impactful use of robotic technology as well. Robert Playter For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "Robots won't take away our jobs. They will make work safer and more efficient," 10 Sep. 2020 These three lithographic prints, published in a short, highly impactful pamphlet, comprise (according to Brasseur) a coherent (and persuasive) sequential progression in visual rhetoric. Popular Science, "Infographics have helped keep us alive for centuries," 7 Sep. 2020 Fritz and Curtis mentioned safety Cornelius Dyson, a Kentwood product, cornerback Kevaris Hall and defensive tackle Adonis Friloux of Hahnville as impactful newcomers. G Smith,, "Looking up: Tulane banking on big improvement from hungry defense," 29 Aug. 2020 DE DeMarcus Lawrence makes an impactful play nearly every practice. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, "Observations from Cowboys training camp: Tyron Smith, La’el Collins return, participate in team drills," 28 Aug. 2020 But there’s a certain sentiment required to make a song with so much emotional weight impactful. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, "All 76 Mariah Carey singles ranked," 23 Aug. 2020 Playback simply wasn’t as deep, and their sound had a notably less impactful kick than some other pairs. Benjamin Levin, CNN Underscored, "The best noise-canceling headphones of 2020," 21 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of impactful

1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Impactful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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